This morning, local arts organization Artist Trust announced the recipients of their Grants for Artist Projects (GAP). The 61 GAP recipients will (with two exceptions) receive $1500 to complete or further the work on projects that are currently in process. (One of the artists will receive a special $2000 grant, and another artist will receive a retreat in Port Townsend with an additional $500 stipend.) The award is intended to benefit "emerging to established artists of all disciplines across Washington State."

The judges for the literary recipients this year were poets Quenton Baker and Ellen Welcker and novelist Bharti Kirchner. Here are all the literary GAP winners:

  • afrose fatima ahmed
  • Clayton Aldern
  • Cali Bagby
  • Gabrielle Bates
  • Katrina Carrasco
  • Suzanne Edison
  • Eroyn Franklin
  • Sally Green
  • Apple Plotnick-Jannota
  • Laura Lucas
  • Sarah Mangold (Mangold is the winner of the residency grant mentioned above.)
  • Judith Skillman
  • Ana Maria Spagna
  • Lydia Swartz
  • Joanna Thomas
  • Julieta Vitullo

Congratulations to all the winners. Now get back to work!